Singles Lunches

Anyone who is on their own for whatever reason and who would enjoy eating their lunch with a group of friends once a month when they would otherwise be eating alone. There is a small charge to cover the cost of the meal but each month there is feedback that everyone has gone home happy and well fed, sometimes even clutching a second helping of the sweet they couldn’t quite manage whilst there!

I know you all read in the notices each month the date of the next Singles Lunch. However, since I took over as co-ordinator from Olive Ellis-Williams (who at this point I would like to thank most sincerely for the excellent job she did in this role for many years), I have been very concerned about how many people say things like "Oh I don’t need to come" or "I’m not old enough to come" or "I didn’t think I qualified". The clue lies in the words "Singles Lunch" and this means anyone who is on their own for whatever reason and who would enjoy eating their lunch with a group of friends once a month when they would otherwise be eating alone. There is no age restriction and you would be made very welcome, so why not give it a try? There is a small charge to cover the cost of the meal but each month there is feedback that everyone has gone home happy and well fed, sometimes even clutching a second helping of the sweet they couldn’t quite manage whilst there!

In order to prepare, cook and serve the lunches of course, we need willing volunteers, maybe two or three friends, a family team, a husband and wife or two couples working together, possibly two or three people from one of the Church based organisations, to fill a space on the Rota from time to time. Everyone qualifies and offers of help are very welcome. If you feel you cannot commit to taking responsibility for preparing a lunch but would like to know more and feel you may be able to help in some way, please get in touch with me. There are always opportunities to help with table setting, getting the plates ready, serving meals, clearing tables and dare I say it, washing up and often many hands make light work. Sadly, of course, some of our members who have prepared lunches over many years reach the stage where they feel perhaps it is time to take a little rest and I have struggled this year to complete the Rota. If you would like to volunteer then please contact me. (keithjenne@sky.com) by telephone 01245 461187 or by leaving a note in my pigeonhole. I will be delighted to talk to you and answer your questions.

Jenna Essam

 

 

 


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